WORKING WITH THE BAMBOOZLED.

Over the past few decades, I have learned of the dangers of contesting on intellectual grounds those who have a firm emotional opinion on any subject, especially on those of a political nature. I have witnessed the vitriol firsthand, up-close and personal. Similar criticisms have come rushing to the forefront again as I face those who have taken great exception to my lack of support for Donald Trump. One critic even went so far as to say that I was “letting” Hillary win. Never knew I had that kind of influence.

I wrote a series of questions for folks in which I asked “when the election is over” what will you do then? One man wrote that if his vote for Trump did not work out as planned that he would embark on a letter writing campaign to members of Congress. When I asked him to please provide evidence that tactic or strategy has ever worked, he became quite profane and broke off the email exchange. Oh, the vagaries of adolescence. All too many folks find it impossible to move beyond the concrete stage of human development.

I have devoted quite some time to providing an explanation of why I do not support Trump for those who are stuck on an emotional or religious attachment to government and the wild belief that one person can change the political mess which has metastasized into a life-threatening disease, not only in our country but the entire world.

So, I will endeavor to make this analogy, although I am uncertain as to whether logic, even at this level, will be able to penetrate the ecclesiastical mindset harbored by so many toward government.

Imagine if you will that you developed while taking into consideration many failed attempts, a recipe for the perfect soup. You wrote down this recipe and even started your own business specializing in this soup. As you branched out your now successful business, you insisted that all who worked for you followed this recipe for soup to the letter—no additions—no subtractions.

A few years pass and you become aware that some of your business locations are not doing as well as you had hoped. A thorough investigation into why this was happening reveals that the store manager was adding or subtracting ingredients from your recipe and customers were not liking the end product. So, you fire the manager and replace him/her with the admonition the new manager strictly adheres to the mandates of the recipe. You go so far as to have them take an oath that they will do as directed in this regard. But, your competition down the street at several locations is able to buy off several of your managers and have them constantly change the recipe so as to promote their businesses and steal your customers.

Therefore, you do a wholesale change in the management at those locations. You, incorrectly believe the answer to your problem is to replace your management team and bring in more new employees. Unfortunately for you, these new people succumb to the temptation and accept your competitor’s money and fail to follow the original recipe you worked so hard and long to create.

Finally, in disgust, you forget even asking new employees to follow the original recipe and just try to find anyone who will keep the doors open to your businesses. Predictably, your business continues to fail and you are on the precipice of complete and total bankruptcy. But–you continue to believe if you could just find one good manager who would not give in to the temptations of money and power, you could turn this thing around. You have placed more value on the manager than you have the recipe that brought you success in the beginning. You have forgotten your success depended on strict adherence to the dictates of your original recipe and that even good managers when they could be found, were not successful operating on their own. Good managers who did not follow the dictates of the recipe were as unsuccessful as the bad managers who were bought off by your competitors.

Now that I have most people thoroughly confused, let us replace the recipe in the above scenario with our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Let us also replace the “managers” with elected officials and government employees. It makes little to no difference which “managers” you hire or elect, if they do not follow the dictates of the recipe to the letter, your business will fail. We haven’t had an elected or appointed manager who followed the recipe to the letter in over 150 years but somehow we believe if we could just find the right person, even if they didn’t follow the recipe, our business (government) would flourish. This belief has destroyed the Republic that was bequeathed to us by our forefathers.

If we have the tiniest chance of turning this rapidly sinking ship around, our only hope is to return to the original recipe, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, place the entire emphasis on those, along with the principles of our Declaration of Independence, and quit worrying about hiring a good manager. When we do select a person to manage the affairs of state, it is imperative we find one who will follow the dictates of the recipe to the letter, one who is totally familiar with the original recipe and not for a manager who is the lesser of two evils. This plan will offer our only chance of enjoying the fruits of Freedom and Liberty.

Of all of the things that I see posted every day about Donald Trump, there is seldom if ever any mention of him being even remotely aware of the ingredients required to make the desired soup. (Our Constitution) Yet, since he is not the other candidate for manager, we will hire him and HOPE somewhere along the line he stumbles upon the original recipe. Good luck with that!

As I have asked several of my critics, please show me where your business plan has ever been successful? What is it Einstein said about insanity? Was it the fact those who try the same failed business plan over and over, each time expecting a different result are, in fact, insane?

People, until we return to the mandates of our Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, it matters not who sits in the Whitehouse, in Congress or in the Supreme Court. The soup will always be rancid and unpalatable.

As long as the bamboozled reign supreme in this country, we will continue to swirl down the drain of history. A totally failed experiment in Freedom and Liberty, not because the recipe was bad, but because the people themselves didn’t care about the recipe as long as their chosen candidate gets elected to manage the store. In this regard, the “winners” will always be the “losers.”

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

From The Rebel Madman Original Story